By Diana Garcia

Meet Cristina Valdés, an amazing EGBI supporter. Since 2001, Cristina Valdés has helped clients buy, sell, and invest in real estate in Austin, Texas. As a top-rated REALTOR® in Austin, she has directed her efforts towards exceeding clients’ expectations before, during, and after each transaction. Clients trust in her quality service, and as a result, they develop long-term relationships and friendships. These relationships have enabled her to work exclusively by referral and helped her become a top REALTOR® in Austin.

Cristina talks about her experience in supporting EGBI and how you can too.

Hi Cristina! To get started would you mind telling us a fun fact about yourself?

I love coordinating new experiences for people. Wine tastings and pub crawls are my favorite!

What does giving back to the community mean to you?

Supporting the community means being an example of leadership with special regard to our youth. Providing a space of inspiration, continued education, and being a resource to help our community in their goals to accomplish generational wealth.

“EGBI is successful in helping minority business owners build generational wealth.” – Cristina Valdés

How did you first hear about EGBI and why did you decide to support EGBI?

Pilar Sanchez and Barbra Boeta introduced me to EGBI and I immediately loved the concept because I understand how hard it is to start a business. During the uncertainty of COVID, Barbra shared such helpful information with me about available funding and support. Thankfully, my industry actually did really well throughout it all, but I also appreciated having a resource who was willing to help me. After that, I decided to start supporting EGBI with larger donations. EGBI helps bridge that knowledge gap when it comes to starting a business and is a wonderful resource to all small business owners in the area.

What do you wish everyone knew about EGBI?

EGBI is one of the best resources around for small businesses. I have spent so much money on coaching over the years and know that if I had started out with the knowledge that EGBI offers, life would have been loads easier for me.

What would you say to someone thinking of supporting and donating to EGBI?

Donate as much as you can because this organization improves the lives of minority business owners, their families and employees.


Donate today to help EGBI train, coach, and support aspiring and existing business owners who face barriers to growing a successful business.